The clean, summery aroma of basil completely transforms the classic julep, traditionally made with mint. The drink is also traditionally made with Bourbon — here, we replaced that with Irish whiskey, whose subtle citrus notes intermingle beautifully with the sweet herbs.
Enlarge Image Credit: Anna StockwellMAKES 4 DRINKS
INGREDIENTS8 large basil leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
2 oz simple syrup
6 oz Irish whiskey